One of the largest advantages rehabilitation centers offer over trying to overcome addiction alone is their ability to provide a safe, structured environment in which addicts can avoid the pressures of everyday life and focus on getting the help they need. Those who have tried to overcome an addiction alone know that outside support and structure is invaluable to the recovery process.
Riverbank House’s Long Term Massachusetts Drug Addiction Recovery Retreat offers male addicts a safe, nurturing, supportive environment in which they can dedicate their time and resources to overcoming their addictions; develop themselves mentally, physically, and spiritually; and repair their relationships with themselves and others. Riverbank House’s alcohol and substance abuse program prides itself on a balanced approach to rehabilitation and continuing spiritual, emotional, and mental personal development.
Challenges with Drug Addiction Recovery
Psychologists agree that, in most cases, substance abuse problems are the result of much more serious issues such as depression or anxiety, psychological disorders, and even past traumatic experiences. Overcoming an addiction cannot be completed without first helping addicts to address the issues in their lives that might be causing them use and/or abuse drugs and alcohol.
Addicts also face a number of other challenges, including continued exposure to harmful environments, lack of support from friends and family, and a lack of structure in their lives. Addicts have been known to develop behavioral issues, which can damage their relationships with those closest to them, which can drive them further into the cycle of addiction. Without a close support system to encourage the patient during hard times, chances of making a full recovery are slim to none.
What Makes Riverbank House Effective?
At Riverbank House, we stress the need to develop a lifelong commitment to recovery. Without dedication to their sobriety, addicts will soon fall into their old patterns of dependence. Riverbank House’s treatment programs are based on the Twelve Steps used in Alcoholics Anonymous, which allows addicts the chance to confront different aspects of their addiction. Our community also places a large focus on adhering to the Twelve Principles of Buddhism, which teach patients how to create harmony within their surroundings. All patients are encouraged to participate in daily yoga and meditation sessions and adopt the community’s adherence to a spirit of non-aggression, collaboration, self-reflection, mutual respect, and accountability.
All of our amenities encourage patients to remove themselves from distractions and develop themselves as human beings. We’ve provided amenities that will allow patients to feel secure in their living environment while at the same time challenging them to channel their energies into positive pursuits.
-2 yoga studios and private indoor meditation rooms
-4 fully furnished, comfortable living rooms with TVs
-Fitness equipment on site
-Private visitation rooms for family and friends
-5 fully equipped kitchens
· Phase I: Foundation
Phase I of our recovery program is aimed at introducing patients to their treatment plan and encouraging them to start off on the right foot. An important part of Phase I is a goal-setting session in which patients write out short-term and long-term goals for the duration of their treatment. Patients also receive ample support by attending group sessions with other patients and participating in the first 3 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous’ Twelve Step Program.
· Phase II: Implementation
Phase II of treatment acts as a continuation of the foundations built in Phase I. Patients are still required to participate in Foundation Phase activities while attending additional Solo No More activities. Patients also take part in a series of career planning classes as well as classes about financial planning and life management. Phase II also begins steps 4-8 of the Twelve Step Program.
· Phase III: Vigilance
Phase III places a heavy emphasis on working with recovery coaches to monitor patients’ self-action and discuss their Relapse Prevention Plan. Patients will also begin work on steps 9-12 of the Twelve Step Program and attend advanced coaching sessions to evaluate their short-term and long-term goals.
· Phase IV: Transitional Living
Phase IV is centered on preparing patients to live a live free of substance abuse after their treatment program is completed. During Phase IV, patients are moved into Independent Living houses where they can implement what they’ve been taught during their stay at the rehabilitation center. Phase IV also stresses continued participation in local 12-step meetings for additional support from other recovering addicts.
The Riverbank House’s recovery program is open to men of all backgrounds looking to recover from their alcohol or substance abuse. If you have any questions regarding any aspect of our program, our amenities, pricing, insurance, or philosophy, please give us a call or send us an email.